Trying to create this look in buttercream:
I have done it several times. Trick is to wait until the buttercream has crusted then use a light bristled, thin brush. I mix vodka with my gold dust then paint the petals using the side of the brush not the tip (sometimes the bristles fan out and give me streaks so I use the sides).
I make my own buttercream icing so my icing crusts very well. The dust I use depends on what color I am looking for and how deep I want the trim. I purchase them here: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/ingredients-icing-colors-flavors/fda-approved-dusting-powders/46/752/2082.
Thanks Theresa. Which color dust are you happiest with for "real gold" color?
Wedding gold would be my first choice; it has a darker hue and looks more realistic to me. The second choice would be super gold; nice hue but lighter and more pearl like. Because these dust are edible, they are as close as I have found to real gold look. Hope this helps a bit.
awesome! Thanks.... omw to grab some here locally